Sunday, December 9, 2012

Sunday Stamping: Bold Gold over Zuza

Hello everyone!
Today's post is for a Facebook group I am in call Adventures in Stamping.
Every Sunday we have a themed stamping challenge this weeks theme was gold.
You could stamp on a gold base, stamp with a gold polish, or add gold glitter. Pretty much however you interpret Gold. So for my mani I started with Zoya Zuza as my base and I stamped with Maybelline Bold Gold for the stamping. Bold Gold is an awesome stamper and it is the gold that I always reach for.
If you see this polish, buy it!

1 coat OPI Nail Envy
2 coats Zoya Zuza
stamped with Maybelline Bold Gold and GA47
topped with Seche Vite

I wanted to see what it would look like matte so I used Julep Matte Top Coat

What do you think? Do you prefer matte or shiney?

Saturday, December 8, 2012

I'm back with Creative Fantasy!

I'm back!
I have really missed you guys but I'm happy that I took some time off to be with my family.
Things are a little bit better. I have been dealing with my feelings and it was nice to have a little break from everything and just be. 
But I'm back now and so happy that I am! What is amazing is that while I was gone I got some new followers on Blogger and on Facebook, so welcome!

So this is a look that I have wanted to try since I first saw this post on Makeup Withdrawal.
This look uses loose powder eyeshadow sprinkled on top of your wet nail polish and sealed in with topcoat. Hence her naming it "Sprinkled Nails"

For this I used China Glaze Creative Fantasy, a bright purple that is almost a jelly but dries with an almost rubber finish. Confusion in a bottle. I had to use 3 coats for opacity and you can still see VNL in the picture but not it real life.

1 coat OPI Nail Envy
3 coats China Glaze Creative Fantasy
Sprinkled with NYX loose eyeshadow in Lilac Pearl and Turquoise Pearl
Stamped with BM-301 and Konad Special White
topped with SV

Before the stamp. I should have used a more pigmented powder. Maybe next time, I like this look though.

What do you think? Is this a look you would try?